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[movies]Corvair in Action, The - Handy (Jam) Organization
Promotional film for the controversial Chevrolet Corvair.
Keywords: Automobiles: Advertising
Downloads: 76,968 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars(28 reviews)
[movies]Just a Spark - Handy (Jam) Organization
Chevrolet automobiles fight forest fires.
Keywords: Automobiles: Engineering
Downloads: 6,245 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars(3 reviews)
[movies]Free Air - Handy (Jam) Organization
Dramatic depiction of how gasoline and air mix to provide power in the automobile engine.
Keywords: Automobiles: Engineering
Downloads: 7,382 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars(2 reviews)
[movies]Great New Star, A - Handy (Jam) Organization
Dinah Shore promotes the new Chevrolets and sings "See the U.S.A. in your new Chevrolet."
Keywords: Automobiles: Advertising
Downloads: 44,771 4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars(10 reviews)
[movies]Tough Friends - Handy (Jam) Organization
How steel and steel alloys make the modern automobile safer and more durable.
Keywords: Metals: Steel; Automobiles: Engineering; Automobiles: Advertising
Downloads: 9,554 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars(4 reviews)
[movies]Trail of the Rocket (Part I) - Wilding Picture Productions, Inc.
Singers Lucille and Johnny, whose radio show is sponsored by Oldsmobile, are invited to visit the Olds factory to see why the product is superior. While touring the plant, Johnny becomes concerned that another visitor is a Martian spy dedicated to subverting Earth's autonomy. Some might call this film a McCarthyite allegory; others a slow-moving plant tour. Story: Gordon Miller. Camera: John Niklasch...
Keywords: Automobiles: Advertising; Automobiles: Manufacturing; Cold War
Downloads: 6,147 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars(2 reviews)
[movies]Over the Waves - Handy (Jam) Organization
How the Chevrolet suspension system smooths out a rough ride.
Keywords: Automobiles: Engineering; Amusement parks; Automobiles: Advertising
Downloads: 7,712 2.00 out of 5 stars2.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[movies]Formations - Handy (Jam) Organization
Defensive driving film explaining the importance of awareness of surrounding vehicles.
Keywords: Safety: Driving; Automobiles: Advertising
Downloads: 4,247 2.50 out of 5 stars2.50 out of 5 stars2.50 out of 5 stars(2 reviews)
[movies]Trader Thorne - Wilding Picture Productions
Auto dealer sales film explaining why trade-ins are necessary -- because almost all customers already have cars. Director: Jack Tilles. Writer: George Wilcock. Camera: John Niklasch. Sound: Raymond Esh. Art Director: Edward Jewell. Editor: Foster Travis. With Hugh Beaumont (Joe Thorne), Glen Denning (Herb Potter), Frances Helm (Charlotte), Ed Prentiss (Mr. Fuller), Barry Hopkins (Mr. Thaler), Art Van Harvey (Mr...
Keywords: Automobiles: Sales; Sales: Training
Downloads: 6,350 4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars(6 reviews)
[movies]Two Pay Days (Part I) - Handy (Jam) Organization
Motivational film for 1920s Chevrolet salesmen.
Keywords: Sales: Training; Automobiles: Sales
Downloads: 2,799
[movies][Terraplane Newsreel] - Universal Newsreel
Earl C. Anthony, Terraplane automobile dealer, takes pictures of airplane landing atop Terraplane car.
Keywords: Stunts; Automobiles; Aviation: Stunts
Downloads: 9,146 3.50 out of 5 stars3.50 out of 5 stars3.50 out of 5 stars3.50 out of 5 stars(3 reviews)
[movies]All in One - Handy (Jam) Organization
Homage to the dog and comparison of canine attributes with Chevrolet features.
Keywords: Animals: Dogs; Automobiles: Advertising
Downloads: 7,253 3.50 out of 5 stars3.50 out of 5 stars3.50 out of 5 stars3.50 out of 5 stars(6 reviews)
[movies]Two Pay Days (Part II) - Handy (Jam) Organization
Motivational film for 1920s Chevrolet salesmen.
Keywords: Sales: Training; Automobiles: Sales
Downloads: 2,747 2.50 out of 5 stars2.50 out of 5 stars2.50 out of 5 stars(2 reviews)
[movies]Around the Corner - Handy (Jam) Organization
How the automobile differential allows a vehicle to turn a corner while keeping the wheels from skidding.
Keywords: Automobiles: Engineering; Physics; Motorcycles
Downloads: 50,674 4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars(9 reviews)
[movies]Roads to Romance: The Santa Cruz Trail and Land of the Giant Cactus - Handy (Jam) Organization
Travelogue, made for theatrical showing, promoting tourism in Arizona.
Keywords: Automobiles: Advertising; Travelogues; Arizona
Downloads: 9,283 4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars(4 reviews)
[movies]Roads to Romance: Coral Gables - Handy (Jam) Organization
Travelogue, made for theatrical showing, promoting tourism in Coral Gables, Florida. Shows colorful parrots, the University of Miami, and a visit to the beach.
Keywords: Automobiles: Advertising; Travelogues; Florida
Downloads: 14,056 4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars(3 reviews)
[movies]Human Bridge, The - Wolff (Raphael G.) Studios, Inc.
Traces the birth of the 1949 Ford from the drawing board to the roads of the world, showing different stages of automobile design and manufacturing. Run time should be 27:17, but these files only have the first 12 minutes or so.
Keywords: Automobiles: Design and manufacturing; Automobiles: Engineering; Occupations: Automobile manufacturing
Downloads: 9,300 3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[movies]General Motors Around the World (Part II) - Handy (Jam) Organization
How one of the first multinational corporations organized itself to sell to the world under the leadership of Alfred R. Sloan. With excellent images of General Motors workers in offices and factories, and scenes of GM activity in Japan, Sweden, Australia, Egypt, Belgium, Peru, Spain, Brazil and other nations.
Keywords: Automobiles: Design and manufacturing; Globalization
Downloads: 2,296 3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[movies]Peg-Leg Pedro - Handy (Jam) Organization
Chevrolet advertising cartoon in Technicolor on a "Treasure Island" theme.
Keywords: Animation: Advertising; Automobiles: Advertising; Pirates
Downloads: 27,996 4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars(6 reviews)
[movies]General Motors Around the World (Part IV) - Handy (Jam) Organization
How one of the first multinational corporations organized itself to sell to the world under the leadership of Alfred R. Sloan. With excellent images of General Motors workers in offices and factories, and scenes of GM activity in Japan, Sweden, Australia, Egypt, Belgium, Peru, Spain, Brazil and other nations.
Keywords: Automobiles: Design and manufacturing; Globalization
Downloads: 3,394 3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[movies]General Motors Around the World (Part I) - Handy (Jam) Organization
How one of the first multinational corporations organized itself to sell to the world under the leadership of Alfred R. Sloan. With excellent images of General Motors workers in offices and factories, and scenes of GM activity in Japan, Sweden, Australia, Egypt, Belgium, Peru, Spain, Brazil and other nations.
Keywords: Automobiles: Design and manufacturing; Globalization
Downloads: 7,902 3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[movies]Chevrolet Leader News (Vol. 1, No. 2) - Handy (Jam) Organization
Promotional newsreel containing a variety of Chevrolet-centric stories, including the construction of U.S. 1 linking Key West, Florida with the mainland; a Baltimore ceremony awarding large Chevrolet keys to the oldest auto plant employees; a man leading a pony with his Chevrolet; the "Evans Auto-Railer," an automobile that runs down railroad tracks in Jackson, Michigan; old automobile advertising; a travelogue sequence set in St...
Keywords: Car culture: Newsreels; Automobiles: Advertising
Downloads: 7,208 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars(5 reviews)
[movies]Chevrolet Leader News (Vol. 2, No. 4) - Handy (Jam) Organization
Promotional newsreels featuring a variety of Chevrolet-centric stories, including: the "Boudoir Express," dressing rooms on wheels in which women can change into swimsuits; Detroit police directing traffic with a "talking safety car"; miniature model planes at the International Air Derby; petroleum geologists X-raying the ground in search for oil; a seagoing, amphibious automobile navigating a lake; and Mickey, the firefighting cat of Minneapolis.
Keywords: Car culture: Newsreels; Automobiles: Advertising
Downloads: 8,201 3.50 out of 5 stars3.50 out of 5 stars3.50 out of 5 stars3.50 out of 5 stars(2 reviews)
[movies]Princess and the Pauper, The - Handy (Jam) Organization
Nicky Nome, a spinoff from "A Coach for Cinderella" and hero of this cartoon, rescues a treasure-laden pauper from the Valley of Jewels, taking him to the princess on a magic carpet, which transforms itself into a new Chevrolet. Expresses a caricatured view of Arab people, typical of many cartoons of the time.
Keywords: Animation: Advertising; Automobiles: Advertising; Orientalism
Downloads: 26,792 4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars(4 reviews)
[movies]Chevrolet Leader News (Vol. 4, No. 1) - Handy (Jam) Organization
Promotional newsreels featuring a variety of Chevrolet-centric stories.
Keywords: Car culture: Newsreels; Automobiles: Advertising
Downloads: 4,828 2.00 out of 5 stars2.00 out of 5 stars(3 reviews)
[movies]In My Merry Oldsmobile - Fleischer Studios
Surprisingly licentious advertising cartoon produced by the Fleischer brothers.
Keywords: Animation: Advertising; Automobiles: Advertising; Sexualities
Downloads: 85,344 4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars(26 reviews)
[movies]Chevrolet Leader News (Vol. 2, No. 1) - Handy (Jam) Organization
Promotional newsreels featuring a variety of Chevrolet-centric stories, including: Miami, Florida police practice shooting at stationary targets from moving cars; Southern youngsters learn safe driving habits while driving in kiddie cars and scooters on miniature streets; Chautauqua Lake ferry uses two automobile engines as motive power.
Keywords: Car culture: Newsreels; Automobiles: Advertising
Downloads: 5,138 3.50 out of 5 stars3.50 out of 5 stars3.50 out of 5 stars3.50 out of 5 stars(6 reviews)
[movies]1955 Chevrolet Screen Ads - Handy (Jam) Organization
Ten short theatrical "screen ads" promoting the 1955 Chevrolet models.
Keywords: Automobiles: Advertising; Advertising: Screen ads
Downloads: 87,476 4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars(14 reviews)
[movies]Chevrolet Leader News (Vol. 3, No. 4) - Handy (Jam) Organization
Promotional newsreels featuring a variety of Chevrolet-centric stories.
Keywords: Car culture: Newsreels; Automobiles: Advertising
Downloads: 6,037 3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars(2 reviews)
[movies]Chevrolet Leader News (Vol. 3, No. 3) - Handy (Jam) Organization
Promotional newsreels featuring a variety of Chevrolet-centric stories.
Keywords: Car culture: Newsreels; Automobiles: Advertising
Downloads: 4,740 3.50 out of 5 stars3.50 out of 5 stars3.50 out of 5 stars3.50 out of 5 stars(2 reviews)
[movies]Chevrolet Leader News (Vol. 4, No. 3) - Handy (Jam) Organization
Promotional newsreels featuring a variety of Chevrolet-centric stories.
Keywords: Car culture: Newsreels; Automobiles: Advertising
Downloads: 4,124 3.50 out of 5 stars3.50 out of 5 stars3.50 out of 5 stars3.50 out of 5 stars(3 reviews)
[movies]Something for Nothing - Handy (Jam) Organization
Cartoonist Rube Goldberg creates a little animation to explain how fuel is converted to power in the modern automobile engine.
Keywords: Animation: Rube Goldberg; Automobiles: Engineering
Downloads: 15,409 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars(6 reviews)
[movies]Chevrolet Leader News (Vol. 2, No. 2) - Handy (Jam) Organization
Promotional newsreels featuring a variety of Chevrolet-centric stories, including: a Chevrolet pulling an aquaplane along the beach; an isolated Kentucky village linked to the world by motor cars; alligator wrestling; mobility for the Miami Beach police; and new parking meters in Dallas, Texas.
Keywords: Car culture: Newsreels; Automobiles: Advertising
Downloads: 4,628 3.50 out of 5 stars3.50 out of 5 stars3.50 out of 5 stars3.50 out of 5 stars(3 reviews)
[movies]Design for Dreaming - MPO Productions
Set at the 1956 General Motors Motorama, this is one of the key Populuxe films of the 1950s, showing futuristic dream cars and Frigidaire's "Kitchen of the Future."
Keywords: Futurism; Automobiles: Advertising; Gender roles
Downloads: 103,543 4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars(25 reviews)
[movies]General Motors Around the World (Part III) - Handy (Jam) Organization
How one of the first multinational corporations organized itself to sell to the world under the leadership of Alfred R. Sloan. With excellent images of General Motors workers in offices and factories, and scenes of GM activity in Japan, Sweden, Australia, Egypt, Belgium, Peru, Spain, Brazil and other nations.
Keywords: Automobiles: Design and manufacturing; Globalization
Downloads: 4,332 3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[movies]Chevrolet Leader News (Vol. 3, No. 2) - Handy (Jam) Organization
Promotional newsreel containing a variety of Chevrolet-centric stories.
Keywords: Car culture: Newsreels; Automobiles: Advertising
Downloads: 18,090 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars(2 reviews)
[movies]Chevrolet Leader News (Vol. 3, No. 1) - Handy (Jam) Organization
Promotional newsreels featuring a variety of Chevrolet-centric stories.
Keywords: Car culture: Newsreels; Automobiles: Advertising
Downloads: 7,468 2.50 out of 5 stars2.50 out of 5 stars2.50 out of 5 stars(2 reviews)
[movies]American Engineer (Part III) - Handy (Jam) Organization
Tribute to engineers and their role in improving American life through technology.
Keywords: Engineering; Automobiles: Design and manufacturing; Manufacturing
Downloads: 8,045 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[movies]Chevrolet Leader News (Vol. 5, No. 2) - Handy (Jam) Organization
Promotional newsreels featuring a variety of Chevrolet-centric stories.
Keywords: Car culture: Newsreels; Automobiles: Advertising; Agriculture: Poultry
Downloads: 4,694 2.50 out of 5 stars2.50 out of 5 stars2.50 out of 5 stars(3 reviews)
[movies]American Look (Part III) - Handy (Jam) Organization
The definitive Populuxe film on 1950s automotive, industrial, interior and architectural design.
Keywords: Design; Automobiles: Design and manufacturing; Futurism
Downloads: 33,426 4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars(4 reviews)
[movies]Master Hands (Part I) - Handy (Jam) Organization
Classic "capitalist realist" drama showing the manufacture of Chevrolets from foundry to finished vehicles. Though ostensibly a tribute to the "master hands" of the assembly line workers, it seems more of a paean to the designers of this impressive mass production system. Filmed in Flint, Michigan, just months before the United Auto Workers won union recognition with their famous sitdown strikes. Released the same year as two other films with which it shares similarities: MODERN TIMES and TRIUMP...
Keywords: Automobiles: Manufacturing; Labor: 1930s; Occupations: Automotive
Downloads: 33,958 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars(5 reviews)
[movies]Olds Minute Movies [Futuramic 1948] - Handy (Jam) Organization
Theater advertisements for the first all-new automobile to be placed on the market after World War II, the Oldsmobile Futuramic.
Keywords: Advertising: Screen ads; Automobiles: Advertising; Design
Downloads: 19,084 3.50 out of 5 stars3.50 out of 5 stars3.50 out of 5 stars3.50 out of 5 stars(8 reviews)
[movies]Here's Looking - Handy (Jam) Organization
Visual perception in animals, humans, and from the driver's seat of a Chevrolet.
Keywords: Perception: Vision; Natural history; Automobiles: Engineering
Downloads: 5,617 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars(8 reviews)
[movies]Triumph of America (Part II) - Handy (Jam) Organization
Auto manufacturing as an expression (and motivator) of America's economic success.
Keywords: Advertising: General; Automobiles: Advertising; Free enterprise
Downloads: 4,048 3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[movies]American Harvest (Part II) - Handy (Jam) Organization
This institutional film was designed to promote Chevrolet's corporate citizenship rather than any specific model of automobile. While it forcefully demonstrates how central automobile manufacturing is to the American economy, it even more strikingly shows the effects of the automobile upon our landscape. Bombastic narration is accompanied by excellent images of automobile manufacturing, the extraction and processing of raw materials from the earth, and mid-1950s consumerism...
Keywords: Manufacturing; Automobiles: Economic effects; Sustainability: 1950s
Downloads: 14,816 2.00 out of 5 stars2.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[movies]Master Hands (Part III) - Handy (Jam) Organization
Classic "capitalist realist" drama showing the manufacture of Chevrolets from foundry to finished vehicles. Though ostensibly a tribute to the "master hands" of the assembly line workers, it seems more of a paean to the designers of this impressive mass production system. Filmed in Flint, Michigan, just months before the United Auto Workers won union recognition with their famous sitdown strikes. Selected for the 1999 National Film Registry of "artistically, culturally, and socially significant"...
Keywords: Automobiles: Manufacturing; Labor: 1930s; Occupations: Automotive
Downloads: 12,417 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars(2 reviews)
[movies]Triumph of America (Part I) - Handy (Jam) Organization
Auto manufacturing as an expression (and motivator) of America's economic success.
Keywords: Advertising: General; Automobiles: Advertising; Free enterprise
Downloads: 7,207 4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars4.50 out of 5 stars(4 reviews)
[movies]Down the Gasoline Trail - Handy (Jam) Organization
Cartoon showing what happens to a drop of gasoline from the time it flows into the gas tank to when it is exploded in the engine cylinder. This "fantastic voyage" through a glisteningly clean Chevrolet engine is an excellent example of the soft-sell industrial, where the product that's promoted is hardly ever mentioned by name.
Keywords: Automobiles: Engineering; Oil industry; Animation: Advertising
Downloads: 36,617 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars(9 reviews)
[movies]Master Hands (Part II) - Handy (Jam) Organization
Classic "capitalist realist" drama showing the manufacture of Chevrolets from foundry to finished vehicles. Though ostensibly a tribute to the "master hands" of the assembly line workers, it seems more of a paean to the designers of this impressive mass production system. Filmed in Flint, Michigan, just months before the United Auto Workers won union recognition with their famous sitdown strikes. Selected for the 1999 National Film Registry of "artistically, culturally, and socially significant"...
Keywords: Automobiles: Manufacturing; Labor: 1930s; Occupations: Automotive
Downloads: 14,548 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars(2 reviews)
[movies]When You Know - Handy (Jam) Organization
The parallels between safe flying and safe driving. With footage of Army Air Force cadets studying Morse Code, having their reaction time and depth perception tested, and doing classroom work.
Keywords: Aviation: Military; Automobiles: Advertising; Safety: Automotive
Downloads: 5,335 3.50 out of 5 stars3.50 out of 5 stars3.50 out of 5 stars3.50 out of 5 stars(3 reviews)
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